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Aug 25, 2013 7:00am PDT
history. we'll show you how thousands honored the legacy of dr. martin luther king jr. ahead of the 50th anniversary of his historic "i have a dream" speech. this is today in the bay. >>> good morning to you. and we're looking live at the start of the day in the south bay. a little cloud cover, cooler temperatures. at least for now. thanks for joining us. i'm chrkris sanchez along with anthony slaughter. it was a little warm yesterday for a lot of us. >> today, a little cooler. we have a cold front moving through. that's where we have low clouds, widespread across the area. even the golden gate shrouded with drizzle. that the cold front as we speak. by noon, we'll see sunshine. temperatures up by 3 to 4 degrees. we get close tofiant yesterday, closer to 80 today. again, not all that warm, but we're already starting off balmy. 66 degrees in san jose. 64 in san francisco. that's because of the low clouds and fog keeping things very insulated at the surface. the fog and drizzle is causing hour delays on arriving flights at sfo, and if you're heading to the 49ers game later today, that
NBC
Aug 28, 2013 11:00pm EDT
after a march that changed a nation. >> i have a dream today! thousands hon oor the legacy of dr. martin luther king jr. >>> a day of celebration and tonight a call to action. good evening. i'm doreen gentzler. >> i'm jim vance. 50 years after dr. martin luther king jr. told us his dream for america, we are reminded of how far we have come and how far we still have to go. just as 50 years ago today started with a march. thousands of people walking, some hand in hand, demanding jobs and justice. >> on the steps of the lincoln memorial where dr. king gave his most famous speech, we heard from congressman john lewis, the last surviving speaker from the 1963 event. members of the king family and former presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter also addressed the crowd. >> bells rang across this country at 3:00 this afternoon. 50 years after dr. king called upon america to let freedom ring. president obama honored those who marched for all that we have today but he also said the march isn't over. >> the universe may bend toward justice but it doesn't bend on its own. to secure the gains this country has made requir
MSNBC
Aug 28, 2013 2:00am PDT
years ago today, dr. martin luther king jr. delivered one of the world's most memorable messages. >>> good morning, everybody, i'm betty nguyen. >>> senior u.s. officials tell nbc news a u.s.-led military strike against syria could be launched as early as tomorrow. momentum for action against the alleged chemical attacks appears to be building globally. british prime minister david cameron called his parliament back to debate a response. an emergency vote will be held thursday. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says israel will respond with force if syria does anything to harm israel. the arab league is blaming the syrian government, demanding international trials. but venezuela president nicolas madura, a close ally of president assad, says military action could essentially be the beginning of a great international firestorm. nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engle has the story. >> reporter: washington says this is not about regime change, that the united states doesn't want to get involved in syria's civil war. they said this will simply be a punitive action so
NBC
Aug 23, 2013 5:00pm PDT
washington and dr. martin luther king, jr's "i have a dream" speech. another marching ceremony will take place and president obama will speak from the steps of the lincoln memorial. >>> three days before his historic march on washington, back in 1963, dr. martin luther king jr. appeared on nbc's "meet the press." >> i don't think our society h rise to its full maturity until we come to see that men are made to live together as brothers and that we can have again win intergroup and interpersonal living and still be in the kind of society which we all long to achieve. >> this sunday, 50 years after that interview, nbc will air a special edition of "meet the press" "remembering the dream." i spoke. moderator david gregory about the special and he says it's a look back and a look forward. >> it is referencing and seeing this appearance on "meet the press" and then 50 years later talking about what the american dream means now. not just in terms of civil rights and equality for african-americans, but for all americans since the american dream and the promise of the country. that's what i thin
NBC
Aug 28, 2013 4:00am PDT
air and ground assault to put it out. >>> 50 years ago today, dr. martin luther king jr. delivered one of the world's most memorable messages. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for wednesday, august 28th. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm richard louie. >>> senior u.s. officials tell nbc news a u.s.-led military strike against syria could be launched as early as tomorrow. momentum for action against the alleged chemical attacks appears to be building globally. british prime minister david cameron called his parliament back to debate a response. an emergency vote will be held thursday. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says israel will respond with force if syria does anything to harm israel. the arab league is blaming the syrian government, demanding international trials. but venezuela president nicolas madura, a close ally of syria's president assad, says military action could essentially be the beginning of a great international firestorm. nbc's aymman joins us now. >> reporter: washington says this is not about regime change, that the united
PBS
Aug 28, 2013 5:30pm PDT
w those words martin luther king jr. inspired people everywhere to join him in his quest for equal rights for all. 50 years after the speech, people continued to reflect on the importance of his vision. the reverend dr. martin luther king jr. was born in 1929 in atlanta, georgia. he became a leader who dedicated his whole life to fighting racial discrimination. he delivered his "i have a dream" speech at the lincoln memorial in washington, d.c., on august 28th, 1963. >> i have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. i have a dream today. >> his historic speech electrified millions of americans who were fighting for civil rights. he received the nobel peace prize the following year for his tireless work, but during a visit to tennessee in 1968 he was shot and killed. he was just 39 years old. on saturday, thousands gathered in washington to commemorate his historic speech. >>> the vision laid out by dr. king has been remembered and celebrated around the world. in tokyo, a concert was held to honor his dream. ezra brown is a saxophone player from the state of mississippi. he arrived in to
ABC
Aug 28, 2013 5:00am PDT
watershed moment in our in addition's history. in 1963 a march and a speech by dr. martin luther king jr. led to a quantum leap in civil rights. we are joined from the lincoln memorial in washington, dc, with dead's commemoration. >> today is about the past and the fight. thousands will come here to honor the freedom marchers who stood at the very spot 50 years ago today and will hear a message of the future and hope from the nation's first black president, president obama. >> 50 years ago today, they poured into washington, by the bus loads, a march of tens of thousands, black and white, to the monument of the president would freed the slaves. their signs and voices demanding racial equality. today a celebration of progress at the lincoln memorial and a call to action on new challenges, three american presidents: jimmy carter, bill clinton and barack obama speak from the same steps where dr. martin luther king jr. delivered the historic speech. organizers expect thousands to turnout to show that dr. king's dream still lives on. a day will begin with prayer at the shiloh baptist church. >> we
FOX News
Aug 24, 2013 3:00pm EDT
commemorating the march on washington ahead of the 50th anniversary of reverend dr. martin luther king jr.'s "i have a dream" speech. we're live at the national mall. >> we were up all night every night just wondering if it's going to come across the line and come toward us. >> home owners on edge as a massive wildfire burns out of control in yosemite national park. the latest on the efforts to beat back the flames. >> and the nsa getting a big endorsement after months of controversy over surveillance programs. we'll tell you who is now defending the embattled agency. >> we begin with a fox news alert out of our nation's capital, president obama holding an emergency meeting today with his national security team. it happened early this morning. on the disturbing reports of a chemical weapons attack in syria and while a u.s. military response is still anything but certain, there are already indications we may be prepared more than ever. to take steps if the president deems it necessary. we go live to washington for more on this. >> reporter: hi, greg. the navy has sent a fourth warship armed with
FOX News
Aug 24, 2013 12:00pm PDT
march on washington ahead of the 50th anniversary of reverend dr. martin luther king jr.'s "i have a dream" speech. we're live at the national mall. >> we were up all night every night just wondering if it's going to come across the line and come toward us. >> home owners on edge as a massive wildfire burns out of control in yosemite national park. the latest on the efforts to beat back the flames. >> and the nsa getting a big endorsement after months of controversy over surveillance programs. we'll tell you who is now defending the embattled agency. >> we begin with a fox news alert out of our nation's capital, president obama holding an emergency meeting today with his national security team. it happened early this morning. on the disturbing reports of a chemical weapons attack in syria and while a u.s. military response is still anything but certain, there are already indications we may be prepared more than ever. to take steps if the president deems it necessary. we go live to washington for more on this. >> reporter: hi, greg. the navy has sent a fourth warship armed with ballis
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 12:00am EDT
the city marks the 50th anniversary of dr. martin luther king jr's i have a dream speech. which was delivered on the steps of the lincoln memorial. but there was another message from dr. king that historians agree set in motion a revolutionary movement, one which lead to the march on washington. tonight the story of the letter from a birmingham jail. >> when you were coming to birmingham in 1963, you were coming to ku klux klan country. birmingham had nor unsolved bombings of negro homes and churches than any other city in the nation. the ku klux klan and racial segregationalists were not about to let some negro preacher from atlanta or some group of demonstrators either in birmingham or outside the state to come and change their way of life. this is our place. this is our power. how dare you come in and want to take -- share our power from us. >> it was some very dark days in birmingham, alabama. >> in birmingham then the police fear. >> they had intimidated the working black people, and dr. king knew that. the movement was stagnated. it was dead. >> i'm going to say to you, wait a
CSPAN
Aug 24, 2013 12:30pm EDT
younger brother of the late dwro landa denees. born of cortea scott king and the namesake of dr. martin luther king, jr., ladies and gentlemen, martin luther king iii. five decades ago, my father dr. martin luther king, jr., stood upon this hallowed spot. and the spirit of god spoke through him and summoned the nation to repent and to redress the shameful sins long visited upon its african american brothers and sisters. 50 years ago, he delivered a sermon on this mountain which crystalized like never before the painful pilgrimmage and aspirations of african americans yearning to breathe ree in our own homeland. with martin luther king's lamenting were not an eye spiring diatribe of true conditions of the day. no, indeed, his words are etched in eternity and echo through the ages to us today were a tribute to the tenacity of an intrepid people who though oppressed refused to remain in bondage. those words of martin luther king, jr., were a clarion call to all people of good will to rise up together, to make this nation live out the true meaning of its creed and to perfect within us a more perfect union. and so i
ABC
Aug 29, 2013 1:40am PDT
." >> announcer: "world n ♪ we shall overcome someday >>> the year was 1963. dr. martin luther king jr. had distinguished himself as a towering force in the civil rights movement. >> pressure was on to deliver a transformative speech. he had to try something new, but the words "i have a dream" were practically an afterthought. abc's diane sawyer has the story. ♪ freedom >> reporter: at the feet of abraham lincoln they sang and they waited. offstage, the 34-year-old reverend martin luther king seemed a little tired as he told abc news he hoped to reach the hearts of good people of all races everywhere. >> now that conscience allows and is a result of this discipline, dignified and determined protest and demand for freedom now. >> reporter: but at first when king walked to the podium he seemed restrained and read from a prepared speech. suddenly, singer mahalia jackson burst forth. >> i see her i see her, when her voice comes, i say, tell them about the dream, martin. tell them about the dream. >> reporter: the dream, his dream. a refrain he had been using in speeches on the road. but it wa
MSNBC
Aug 28, 2013 8:00pm PDT
actually meant. take a listen. >> if dr. king were alive today, i believe he would be broken hearted about what has happened to the traditional family, and not only among blacks. >> we feel the spirit of dr. martin luther king jr. who would challenge us to honor the sacred charters of our liberty. >> i believe that gun appreciation day honors the legacy of dr. martin luther king. >> i'm not asking you for a sort of definitive historical account of who would not be in the graces of the departed. but it is now a game in american politics to appropriate the legacy of your father for these different political lines. >> actually, it is. that is good and bad. >> how is it good? >> it's good because everyone can sort of immerse themselves and say we do believe in dr. king. now, it's upon others of us, must challenge them to enforce what dad wanted to happen, and not to try to say, well, dr. king fits -- dr. king is against affirmative action, that just is not true. even though he wanted to see the day when his children would be judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. reality is, i as an older person am judged by the content of my character. trayvon martin was profiled and tragically l
MSNBC
Aug 28, 2013 9:00pm PDT
dr. martin luther king, jr. was arrested on good friday in birmingham alabama that april. that arrest is remembered because while he was in jail in birmingham, a group of mostly white clergy in alabama spoke out and published an ad calling on dr. martin luther king to stop the protests, to work inside the system and stop organizing these demonstrations. to stop being the outside agitator, he responded with a letter from the birmingham jail which he wrote longhand in the margins of the newspaper in which he was able to read the ad and read the stories of his fellow ministers criticizing his tactics. his arrest was one component of a big activist plan for birmingham that year. birmingham was seen as being among the most impossible places for progress. it was the most stubborn, the most violent, the most rigidly opposed to desegregation. the plan was to push there in one of the worst places notice country. and see what happened. see how they responded to pressure. and after what they thought was a slow start of sit-ins and protests in the first eight days a total of 150 people had
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 7:00am EDT
delivered by the reverend dr. martin luther king, jr. theme >> the u.n. special enjoy to syria wants to see the evidence the u.s. and its allies say they have concerning a chemical weapons attack in that nation. he spoke only one hour ago as the world awaits action on president bashar assad's regime. we've seen the images of the children and family suffering from symptoms similar to those caused by chemical weapons. the enjoy said the evidence does suggest some sort of chemical weapon was used, killing hundreds. >> i know that the americans and the british and others say that they know that chemical weapons have been used. what we have been told is that this evidence that the americans, the british, the french say they have is going to be shared with us. it hasn't been until now, and we will be very, very, very interested in hearing from them what this evidence they have is. >> a u.s. coalition strike on syria is very much at the center of international debate this morning. france's parliament is holding a special session to discuss syria. other voices before and against are now weig
KICU
Aug 28, 2013 11:00pm PDT
hour dr. martin luther king jr. delivered his now famous vision. the unforgettable voice paved the way for this moment. president obama, the nation's first black president, spending exactly where dr. king stood, reflecting on the progress and the work that remains. >> no one can match king's brilliance, but the same flame that let the heart of all who were willing to take the first step for justice, i know that flame remains. >> jim crow had a son called james crow jr. esquire. he writes voting suppression laws, and puts it in language that looks different but the results are the same. >> reporter: standing between three presidents on one side, and the king family on another, congressman john lewis, the last surviving speaker of the '63 march, challenged the nation, as dr. king did to make good on its promise. >> unemployment, poverty, and hunger, or the new struggle for voting rights. i say to each one of you today, we must never, ever give up. >> reporter: president obama and others pointed out the original march was about jobs and justice. noting the unemployment for blacks is a
FOX
Aug 28, 2013 10:00pm PDT
hour dr. martin luther king jr. delivered his now famous vision. the unforgettable voice paved the way for this moment. president obama, the nation's first black president, spending exactly where dr. king stood, reflecting on the progress and the work that remains. >> no one can match king's brilliance, but the same flame that let the heart of all who were willing to take the first step for justice, i know that flame remains. >> jim crow had a son called james crow jr. esquire. he writes voting suppression laws, and puts it in language that looks different but the results are the same. >> reporter: standing between three presidents on one side, and the king family on another, congressman john lewis, the last surviving speaker of the '63 march, challenged the nation, as dr. king did to make good on its promise. >> unemployment, poverty, and hunger, or the new struggle for voting rights. i say to each one of you today, we must never, ever give up. >> reporter: president obama and others pointed out the original march was about jobs and justice. noting the unemployment for blacks is a
PBS
Aug 28, 2013 11:00pm PDT
, dr. martin luther king jr. inspired a nation with his now iconic "i have a dream" speech. coming up, how thousands commemorated the anniversary and honored dr. king with their own march on washington. >> 50 years ago, u.s. civil rights leader dr. martin luther king jr. gave his famous "i have a dream" each of the march on washington. today, thousands returned to the national mall to celebrate that anniversary. >> it was a very exciting day on the mall, despite a bit of rain. people came from all over the country to reflect on dr. king's legacy and take stock of what still needs to be done to make his dream a reality. on a rainy afternoon, 50 years later, dr. martin luther king's famous words still echo through the steps of the lincoln memorial. >> i have a dream. >> for michael howard andrea miller, who traveled from california for the 50th anniversary of the march on washington, the dream is still very much alive. >> it was a dream to think i would live to see a black president. or even a dream to believe that there would be there or better treatment for african-americans. >> u.s.
MSNBC
Aug 28, 2013 10:00am PDT
theocracy whir watching this commemoration of dr. martin luther king, jr.'s march for jobs and freedom here 50 years ago today. i'm here of course with "hardball" anchor and reporter today chris matthews. chris, we've been listening to the speeches and watching and thinking about what happened here 50 years ago. it resonates for you? >> i have to tell you so far today the best part has been andrew young. andrew young is an older guy. like me, maybe. he brought some joy to the occasion today. i think -- what's remarkable about today, the "new york times" wrote the most extraordinary -- >> it was the best explanation of what the speech itself meant. she wrote about the fact that reverend king was son, the grandson and great-grandson of a baptist preacher. the i have a dream is in response from mahalia jackson. >> and all of that is a continuity going all the way back to the declaration of independence through the proclamation proclam ation -- proclamation emancipation and the sweltering summer of discontent. the poetry of martin luther king. >> the speech started as prose and was an economic
ABC
Aug 24, 2013 6:00am PDT
speakers taking turns at a podium and talking to the crowd. the march on washington is where dr. martin luther king, jr. delivered his famous "i have a dream" speech. today's rallies raise awareness to social issues. the four year anniversary of the march is wednesday. the bay area will have several events commemorating the march today. in san rose the naacp is holding a short meeting followed by a one-mile march. begins at 9:00 at st. james park. in oakland the bay area black worker center is sponsoring a rally at 1:00 on webster street. in san francisco an lbgt coalition is holding a meeting on city hall. it will pay tribute to openly civil rights gay leader mr. ruston. >> now on to a video that's gone viral. it appears to be a toxic chemical attack on civilians and people in syria. allen wong has the story. >> about 100 members of the syrian american council in san jose urged the u.s. to respond to what appears to be a toxic gas attack on syrian civilians and residents. >> 67% of those killed are children and women, according to the syrian medical society. it's not rebels, it's children. >> the u.s. and the un
CNBC
Aug 28, 2013 3:00pm EDT
] >> that marks the time exactly 50 years ago today when dr. martin luther king, jr. began that historic speech. >> there will be a singer here for just a moment before the president begins his speech today. and, again, this will be a key moment not only in this day, but for president obama himself too, john. >> that's right. president obama has not made civil rights a centerpiece of his presidency. remember that he was trying to get elected in 2008 and 2012 by appealing to a very wide swath of the electorate. there are some moments that's so big, the trayvon martin case a few weeks ago was one of those when the president finally came out to make some remarks on it. here's a happy occasion when he can come out and commemorate the progress that's been made but also note the progress that hasn't been made. we were talking about that before the bell started pealing. you have african-americans with a persistent income gap with white americans. in 1965 blacks earned 55 cents on the dollar now today 65 cents. african-american unemployment is almost twice the rate of white americans. a
CSPAN
Aug 25, 2013 12:00am EDT
scott king and the namesake of dr. martin luther king, jr., ladies and gentlemen, martin luther king iii. >> five decades ago, my father dr. martin luther king, jr., stood upon this hallowed spot. and the spirit of god spoke through him and summoned the nation to repent and to redress the shameful sins long visited upon its african american brothers and sisters. 50 years ago, he delivered a sermon on this mountain which crystalized like never before the painful pilgrimage and aspirations of african americans yearning to breathe free in our own homeland. with martin luther king's lamenting were not an aspiring diatribe of true conditions of the day. no, indeed, his words are etched in eternity and echo through the ages to us today were a tribute to the tenacity of an intrepid people who though oppressed refused to remain in bondage. those words of martin luther king, jr., were a clarion call to all people of good will to rise up together, to make this nation live out the true meaning of its creed and to perfect within us a more perfect union. and so i stand here today in this sacred place in my father's footsteps. i am humbled by the heavy hand of histor
FOX News
Aug 28, 2013 10:00am PDT
dr. martin luther king, jr. had for all. >> i have a dream. okay, listen up! i'm re-workin' the menu. mayo? corn dogs? you are so outta here! aah! [ female announcer ] the complete balanced nutrition of great-tasting ensure. 24 vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, and 9 grams of protein. [ bottle ] ensure®. nutrition inharge™. ♪ [ male announcer ] bob's heart attack didn't come with a warning. today his doctor has him on a bayer aspirin regimen to help reduce the risk of another one. if you've had a heart attack, be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. >>> celebrations under way in our nation's capitol. the legacy of dr. martin luther king, jr. we're taking you live to the lincoln memorial, 50 years after the march on washington and dr. martin luther king, jr.'s, i have dream speech. and president obama will stand on those same steps. it brought change at a time protesters were fighting for equal treatment under the law. live at the lincoln memorial with a look at today's events. hello, doug. >> reporter: hi, shannon, the crowd is beginning to build d
MSNBC
Aug 28, 2013 5:00pm PDT
edition of all in, including the entire, i have a dream speech by dr. martin luther king, jr. that. before kevin finally came home and the first grandchild arrived, before the sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, and brad's brief brush with the law... man: smile. before the second british invasion... before katie, debbie, kevin, and brad... before they became a family, there was a connection that started it all and made the future the wonderful thing it turned out to be. we know we're not the center of your life, but we'll do our best to help you connect to what is. >>> the following limited commercial presentation is made possible by bank of america. >>> as dawn broke on washington, d.c., 50 years ago today, no one knew what to expect. dr. martin luther king, junior had been up most of the night in his room writing and rewriting the speech he was to give that day, though the most sub lime passage would never appear on that page. the earliest press reports that morning suggested that only about 25,000 people would show up. organizers of the march on washington for jobs and freedom were nervous.
ABC
Aug 28, 2013 4:00am PDT
and barack obama will speak from the same steps where dr. martin luther king jr. delivered his historic speech. >> i have a dream today. >> reporter: organizers expect thousands to turn out to show that dr. king's dream still lives on. a day that will begin with prayer at the historic shiloh baptist church, before another march to the national mall. >> we were over behind where dr. king's shoulder was. we were close enough to be able to hear all of the speeches. >> reporter: lynn french was just 16 years old when she attended the march on washington. she hopes today's speeches inspire younger generations to keep fighting for justice. >> what's disturbing is, to see that even with a black president, we still have a long way to go. >> reporter: congressman john lewis was there, too, then a young student organizer. one line from dr. king's speech still resonates today. >> let freedom reign. and i think people all across america, in our hearts, believe that freedom should reign for everybody. >> reporter: tahman bradley, abc news, washington. >>> and this leads us to our facebook q
ABC
Aug 28, 2013 1:40am PDT
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Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 12:00pm EDT
back to al jazeera. i'm del walters. it was 50 years ago today that dr. martin luther king, jr. delivered those famous four words. today thousands heading to the national mall to commemorate his iconic "i have a dream" speech >>> the syrian ambassador is asking the word body to investigate his claims that rebels were behind the chemical weapons attack. >>> iran's nuclear program is now expanding. it has installed hundred thousand centrifuges. the stockpile of uranium gas is still below the red line. >>> in new jersey texting while driving could mean fines if you cause an accident, it could mean prison time. and it's not just the drivers that can get in trouble, but the senders as well if they know the person sending the text is behind the wheel. >>> how much would you say for a bowl? a few dollars? how about $10 million? a ware blue and white bowl from china being auctioned off next month, estimated value $10 million. it comes from 15th century china, during the chin wa period. if the bowl is purchased at its estimated price of $10 million that would set a new auction record. and just in
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 8:00am EDT
celebration honoring the iconic civil rights speech delivered by dr. martin luther king, jr. theme >> strike on syria, all eyes are on the u.s. this morning to see how it will respond to last week's alleged chemical weapons attack by the assad regime. the u.n. envoy suggests that a chemical weapon was used. the chorus of other international voices weigh in. british prime minister david cameron drafted a resolution on syria to be presented to the u.n. security council today. all members of u.n. security council especially russia are urged to back the resolution. russia warns against a strike, saying any intervention without a resolution would have "catastrophic consequences." iran has also weighed in, lawmakers issuing tacker warnings to the u.s. and allies saying war with syria would lead to retaliation on israel fanned by the flames of outrage. >> the u.s. is a driving force for an any intervention. we're hearing a decision could be made any day now. what's the latest? >> the official line is that the president is still consulting with top members of his cabinet, top security advisers. memb
NBC
Aug 22, 2013 4:00am PDT
speaking out. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back. dr. martin luther king jr. gave his legendary "i have a dream" speech at the lincoln memorial 50 years ago this week. in celebration of the anniversary, the capitol will be hosting a number of events and rallies. people are expected to attend a rally on saturday. and the president will be marking the anniversary on wednesday with a speech on the steps of the lincoln memorial. bill clinton and jimmy carter will also be featured. >>> now to some other stories making news this morning. bradley manning, the soldier who leaked thousands of secret government documents, was sentenced to 35 years in prison on wednesday. manning's lawyer has other plans, though, saying the army private could be out in as little as seven years and may even seek a presidential pardon. >>> the girlfriend of the australian baseball player shot dead in oklahoma says finding out about his death was the most shocking thing she ever experienced and her heart, quote, just broke right there. when asked about the three teens suspected of the murders, she s
SFGTV
Aug 29, 2013 1:30pm PDT
privileged in this town to have a school named for dr. martin luther king, jr., and i want to thank this board for last year approving a program students of promise that will enable us to provide wrap around services for those young men brown and black young men who could build their way to achieving if they had some support for their parents, they might have jobs. if they might have support of tutorial services, if they might have some support of mentoring, and i want to thank you that you stood with us and we are able to report tonight that we had a pretty good year for the suspension rate went down over 50%. that's something that we ought to applaud this evening for too orphan african americans -- (applause) >>> brown children have been suspended from school. you will get a detailed report of what happened academically and what happened in terms of the spirit of collaboration and cooperation that was celebrated this past year. and we're looking forward to again this year being involved at martin luther king school, and expanding students of promise throughout the school district.
CW
Aug 24, 2013 10:30pm CDT
where martin luther king, jr. delivered his famous i have a dream speech. crowds gathered to commemorate he anniversary on august 28. >> this is from the original march. >> kathleen johnson was there 50 years ago marching beside activists following dr. martin luther king, jr. and other leaders that would become icons. at saturday's rally to kick off the 50th anniversary, johnson wears the pin she got at the first march in 1963. >> it was just a warm feeling then and it's a warm feeling noup. -- now. and i'm pleased to come and commemorate dr. martin luther king. >> thousands gathered for a celebration of freedom in washington, d.c. passionate speakers paid tribute to those who fought for racial quality and those who continue to fight for various issues. > he says there has been a lot of progress in the passing time and change moving forward is everyone's responsibility. >> all of us, it doesn't matter whether we're black or white, latino or native american. it doesn't matter whether we are straight or gay, we are one people, we are one family, we are one house. we all live in the same house. >> a march and anthem reminiscent of the scene five decades ago. a memory cher risched to this day. >> this day made everything we went through. it's
NBC
Aug 25, 2013 5:30am PDT
march on washington. dr. martin luther king, jr.'s i have a dream speech. on thursday, the second estimate for the second quarter gdp is due, typically a market mover and billionaire investor warren buffett celebrates his 83rd birthday. phil mickelson cemented his financial success in golf. and i talked to him about an interesting side effect. the 60% tax bill on his winning. >> it's tough to talk about because nobody wants to be insensitive, nobody wants to be insensitive, a tough time where a lot of people are having a hard time with work, i have a chns to spend time with ceo s. a lot of them, quality individuals, that are having a hard time hiring because of the unturni i uncertainty that is going on. so, it's not making me want to go out and work harder. >> would you actually leave the country? oh, no, no, no i love this place. a lot of people thought i grew up in a country club. i didn't. i grew up in a family that was lower middle class and we did fine. but i wanted to play golf and i didn't have the tun. i did not have a club to practice at? you know what i did? i went down
MSNBC
Aug 23, 2013 2:00am PDT
. it is friday looking forward to the weekend. >>> it has been 50 years since dr. martin luther king jr. delivered his "i have a dream" speech, yet americans remain deeply divided over just how color blind our country is today. we'll have those details, next. [ male announcer ] running out of steam? ♪ now you can give yourself a kick in the rear! v8 v-fusion plus energy. natural energy from green tea plus fruits and veggies. need a little kick? ooh! could've had a v8. in the juice aisle. but, dad, you've got... [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness, they guarantee your rates won't go up just because of an accident. smart kid. [ voice of dennis ] indeed. are you in good hands? you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec® for powerful allergy relief. and zyrtec® is different than claritin® because it starts working faster on the first day you take it. zyrtec® love the air. >>> heading into the 50th anniversary of martin luther king jr.'s "i have a dream" speech, people have been around the country examining the state of race in america. according to a recent nbc news an
ABC
Aug 29, 2013 12:35am PDT
me up. it took away some of the feelings i felt because dr. martin luther king jr. told us to think positive and to go home and help our families and help our communities. and we did that. >> reporter: in 1963, they rode a bus from arkansas, this time, many of their children and grandchildren and families made that trip. >> all of those who sacrificed their lives, made it for us today. it seems to be slipping away from us, we need to recapture it. >> coming from all walks of life. it represents us. >> i would say if you can't take a bus ride for justice, then you know, you don't deserve it. >> right. >> so i'll ride that three or four times if i have to. >> exactly. >> thank you for this trip. >> reporter: the bus broke down on the way, but nothing could break their resolve to get here. sarah and diana were waiting to welcome them. >> you said you would get here. >> sure did, sure did. thank you. yeah. >> reporter: emotionally, where are you today compared to 50 years ago in. >> emotionally, 50 years ago i was sad and angry. sad because living in arkansas, and being treated as a sec
NBC
Aug 28, 2013 4:30am PDT
historic day. today marks the 50th anniversary of the march on washington and dr. martin luther king jr.'s famous "i have a dream speech." >> free at last. free at last. thank god almost we are free at last! >> that speech delivered on the steps of the lincoln memorial august 28, 1963. today, thousands will gather to remember that day. a mash of planned through downtown washington. later a program featuring speeches from three presidents, jimmy carter, bill clinton, president obama. dr. king's family will be there for the commemoration. >> groupon making new moves as it tries to get head to head with am ma ma done. >> good morning. >> good morning. futures higher after the markets tanked tuesday on worries of the increasing possibility of a u.s. military strike in syria. dow closing at its lowest level since june. nas sadaq had its worst day in months. gold jumping. oil continues to surge trading near $110 a barrel today. syria does have little oil but traders fear a military intervention could lead to instability in the east and possibly disrupt the flow of crude from the region. the dow
MSNBC
Aug 29, 2013 2:30am PDT
thousands of people descended on the national mall to mark the 50th anniversary of dr. martin luther king, jr.'s march on washington. president obama took the opportunity to remind the nation that our work on civil rights is far from over. >> but we would dishonor those heros as well to suggest that the work of this nation is somehow complete. the arch of the moral universe may bend toward justice but it doesn't bend on it's own. to secure the gains this country has made requires constant vigilance. >> president obama said that while no one could match reverend king's brillance, the spirit from 50 years ago still lives on. yesterday was a testament to that. >>> fast food workers from across the united states set to strike today, this after an almost yearlong campaign to raise wages in the service sector. this isn't the first protest by the workers but it's expected to be one of the largest. thousands are set to stage walk outs in 35 cities around the country as part of a push to get chains such as mcdonald's, taco bell and wendy's to increase pay. they're demanding the right to unionize and also
NBC
Aug 28, 2013 5:00pm PDT
as we were when dr. martin luther king jr. delivered his speech here in washington in 1963. 50 years later marching in washington again was ducky burris. less emotional this time. >> now i'm 77. >> reporter: is it because things are better now? >> things are better in some areas. >> reporter: half a century later on this day as the crowd gathered in the rain at the lincoln memorial only 54% of americans believe the dream has been achieved. only 21% of african-americans do. congressman john lewis is the sole surviving speaker from '63. >> 50 years later we can ride anywhere we want to ride, we can say what we want to say. those lines that say whites and colored are gone. >> reporter: all eyes were on america's first black president. barack obama did not descend from slaves but to many he is a realization of king's dream. >> because they marched city councils changed, state legislatures changed and congress changed and eventually the white house changed. >> reporter: he said the struggle now ought to be about everyone's economic security. >> the measure of progress for those who marche
KRON
Aug 28, 2013 11:00pm PDT
time. dr. martin luther king jr. 's i have a dream speech. president obama was among the thousands who gathered on the national mall in washington to honor those who marched and thought for civil rights. here in the bay area, kron 4's haaziq madyun caught up with someone who was there for the original gathering and marched back in 1963. >> yes. >> reporter: you are look at a newspaper clipping photo of the legendary former oakland parts and recks supervisor paterson. taken when he was at the historic march on washington. >> king was a catalyst. >> reporter: on this 50th anniversary of king's i have a dream speech, patterson reflects on being there that monumental day. >> you think all these folk are going to washington. am i going to go to? nothing kept me back. >> reporter: nothing held back patterson who developed such great oakland sports luminaries like kirk flood and bill russell. always inspiring others, however, patterson says it was king who inspired him as he it is on the board of directors on the east bay municipal utility district. >> i it is on the board of directors of
NBC
Aug 27, 2013 6:00pm EDT
dr. martin luther king, jr. delivered his i have a dream speech back in 1963. >>> driving into the city is going big issue tomorrow morning and afternoon. office personnel management is urging federal workers to stay home and telework tomorrow if that's possible. the federal government will be open tomorrow. >>> if you do plan to drive get ready for a lot of detours. a lot of roads are closed including the memorial bridge. news 4 transportation reporter adam tuss has a look at what you need to know to get around town tomorrow. >> reporter: the march close, the anticipation already great. now it's time to put the transportation game plan in place. some already making a test run. >> we walked from our downtown hotel and we're going to walk again tomorrow. >> smart move. >> reporter: this couple visiting from chicago walking is a good option especially since many roads around the mall start close right around 3:00 in the morning. one of the biggest impacts is the complete closure of the memorial bridge to cars and pedestrians. metro the best game plan but because the memorial bridge w
ABC
Aug 27, 2013 11:00am PDT
let freedom ring commemoration remembers dr. dr. martin luther king jr. i have a dream speech with musical performances. >> in san francisco, plain clothe police will wear cameras during property certain. the project comes after questionable drug raids at residential hotels in 2011. the prosecution dropped dozens of cases after footage from the hotel security prompted allegations the officers lied of the circumstances of drug searches and arrests. police were also accused of stealing from suspects. the cameras will be warn on their chest. >> oakland police, the c.h.p., and the coast guard and other bay area agencies have joined forces to clean out the oakland estuary. dozens of officers gathered at jack london square boarding boats and will patrol the waters looking for abandoned or illegal boats and anything el in the estuary they deem "dangerous." >> mike nicco is ahead with the forecast. >> holiday coming up this weekend and putting summer to bed in most parts of the country but here it will get warmer in september and october. i will talk to you about the cooling trend coming t
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 1:00pm EDT
dr. martin luther king jr. delivered those four famous words, thousands today are on the national mall to look back at his iconic "i have a dream" speech. president obama is set to speak in are a couple of hours--in a f hours. we'll bring that to you live. >>> the syrian ambassador has asked for investigate on chemicals weapons used on the syrian army. >>> iran is expanding it's nuclear program. iran has installed 1,000 centro huges for advanced uranium enrichment, and they are working on a reactor to create a bomb. they stock pile uranium gas still blow the red line israel has referenced that would invoke military action. >>> if you cause an accident, it means that you spend time behind bars, now a state appellate court says it's not those who are reading texts who could be in trouble but the person who sent it as well. if they know the person who received the text is behind the wheel and is still driver. a teen was texting a driver who then crashed into a motorcycle, leaving them with severe leg injuries. >>> the conflict in syria hits america. hits it in cyberspace. the syrian
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 11:00am EDT
dr. martin luther king, jr. delivered those four famous words "i have a dream." thousands are gathering at the mall to remember that speech. >>> and weapons investigators continuing their investigation in syria. >>> the syrian electronic army is taking aim at american news websites. twitter released a statement saying no user data has been effected. the syrian electronic army using its twitter account to publicize the attack on both of the websites. the group supports syrian president, bashar al-assad. >>> the international atomic energy group says iran has installed one thousand units for nuclear reaction. a stockpile of uranium gas is still below the red line. >>> the cult -- cult profit that killed the dolphins is now thought to be a virus. i'm del walters. this is al jazeera. you are watching more news at the top of the hour. ♪
MSNBC
Aug 29, 2013 2:00am PDT
from sleep deprivation or sleep disorders. >>> remembering the march on washington. and dr. martin luther king, jr.'s i have a dream speech. in their own words, 50 years later. >> because they marched city councils changed and state legislatures changed and congress changed, and yes, eventually the white house changed. >> 50 years ago our parents and grandparents marched for jobs and freedom. we have suffered and sacrificed too much to let their dream become a memory. >> we got to keep on fighting and we've got to vindicate and stand up and substantiate that the dream was not for one generation. the dream goes on until the dream is achieved. >> so as the bells of freedom ring today, we are hoping that it's a time for all of us to reflect on not only the progress that has been made, and we have made a lot, but on what we have accomplished and also on the work that still remains before us. >> it was a historic day indeed. now, here's your first look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. donald rumsfeld said president obama has not made his case for a military attack on syria. >> there really ha
CW
Aug 27, 2013 10:00pm PDT
jumbotrons are in place in the washington mall. tomorrow marks 50 years since dr. martin luther king, jr., historic speech at the steps of the lincoln memorial. president obama will make a speech tomorrow in front of a crowd that organizers expect to top 20,000 people. >>> we've been warning about it for months. the bay bridge will shut down tomorrow night. believe it or not, we talked to people who still hasn't gotten the message. >>> the reason behind the new ban considered for a bay area city. >>> imagine having $3 billion in cash that you can't use? that's exactly what happened to the federal reserve after the mint messed up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,, tomorrow night at eight. and will reopen next tuesday. we . >>> the bay bridge closes in less than 24 hours. it shuts down tomorrow night at 8:00 and it reopen on tuesday. we talked about and reported on it for months. brian web tells us, some people are still in the dark. brian? >> reporter: this time tomorrow night, the bridge will be closed. this could serve as one of the final warnings, anyway. even though that's been front- page news for several months,
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